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LG is not the only major electronics manufacturer. At its press conference on Monday, TCL again showed an update of the rollable in action, and released a new video of the concept apparatus being expanded and retracted into a woman’s hands.
Not much is known about the device, but TCL’s Tiago Abreu, head of “X-Lab” at TCL Industrial Design Center, says in the video that it can go from a 6.7-inch phone to a 7.8-inch tablet with “a simple touch of the finger.” Abreu says the user interface will adapt to the change, but exactly what it looks like was not shown.
Judging by the video, the back of TCL’s device can be very reflective, as the video shows the woman turning the device around to use lipstick, and apparently using the phone as a mirror.
TCL had, but it was largely limited to just dummy prototypes.
Stefan Streit, general manager of global marketing for TCL’s phone business, told CNET that the company will release a phone with a flexible screen in 2021, although he would not confirm whether it would be a collapsible or a rollable device.
In addition to the scrollable phone, Abreu also announced a new 17-inch roll-out OLED scroll screen with a “100% color spectrum.” He says that the new display technology, from TCL CSOT, can be “widely used on flexible TVs, curved and folding screens as well as transparent commercial screens.”